(1843 - 1862)
Home State: Texas
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Texas Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
"A native of San Augustine, he was the son of wealthy planter and merchant Richard Waterhouse. The 1860 census lists Richard Waterhouse as owning real and personal property totaling $117,300, making him tremendously wealthy for the time. Both Waterhouse sons, Jack and James, served in the First Texas Infantry. Jack transferred from the unit prior to Antietam and appears to have survived the war" [d. 1873]. James was in Company K, and had originally enlisted as a Private.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds near the battlefield, at Smoketown, nearly two weeks later on 30 September 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Davis1, which lists him as killed in action. Death details from a casualty list from Dr. Letterman, Medical Director, Army of the Potomac as printed in the New York Times on 12 October 1862. Quote above from Nicholas Roland's post Texans at Antietam on the Not Even Past blog from UT Austin.
|Birth Date: 08/00/1843 Birth State: TX |
Death Date: 09/30/1862 Death Place: Smoketown, MD
1 Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143 [AotW citation 1559]
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